I love taking personality tests, just to see how close they can come to pegging my personality. I found this one on Wendy's blog, and it did pretty well with just 37 questions. I came up as a Type 2 by one question, but tied for second on types 4, 7, and 9. I read them all, and I think the type 4 was the closest. So here you go. Take the test and check your results here.

The Romantic/Artist (the Four)
Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.

How to Get Along with Me

Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
Be a supportive friend or partner.
Help me to learn to love and value myself.
Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!

What I Like About Being a Four

My ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
My ability to establish warm connections with people
Admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
My creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
Being unique and being seen as unique by others
Having aesthetic sensibilities
Being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me

What's Hard About Being a Four

Experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
Feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved
Feeling guilty when I disappoint people
Feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
Expecting too much from myself and life
Fearing being abandoned
Obsessing over resentments
Longing for what I don't have

Fours as Children Often

Have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games
Are very sensitive
Feel that they don't fit in
Believe they are missing something that other people have
Attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
Become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
Feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)

Fours as Parents

Help their children become who they really are
Support their children's creativity and originality
Are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
Are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
Are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed


Sue said...

Enneagrams are so interesting, Kristy . . . and I have a couple of books I can pass along to you, if you'd like to read more.

PS/I'm a definite TWO.

Kristy said...

Send them my way! I love this stuff.

Jenna said...

My dad took the test - he was bored at work. The results say he is CLEARLY a 9, and I can't argue with that. He's a peacemaker, alright - avoids confrontation at all costs.